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Zachary Fruchtengarten

Divorce and separation Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 16 years
    Oregon - OR 22 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Zachary

Learn Zachary’s areas of practice.

Numbers are a big part of any divorce, whether regarding propertydivisions, custody or support. During his work with one of thecountry’s largest accounting firms, Zach learned a thing or two aboutbeing a numbers guy.
 
Zach is someone who enjoys the challenge of complex propertyissues, researching and digging to make sure his clients get the bestpossible settlements.  With a Masters in Business Administration, he isequally comfortable in matters of both law and business.
 
There is more than just a financial side to Zach’s family lawwork, though.  He is also a compassionate advocate who counsels clientsthrough the challenges of a divorce, no matter what the numbers say.

Location

Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe PC
115 NW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR, 97209

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Posted by Tiffany | December 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Excellent Representation
After recommendations from several Portland friends working in law, I hired Zach. He helped navigate my divorce when it became clear during mediation, I needed my own legal counsel. He was thorough and detailed in working through unexpected challenges as the process repeatedly bogged down. I feel fortunate to have had his excellent assistance in getting through an unpleasant divorce. It's good to look back over the process and have no regrets about the amount of trust you placed in your attorney. He is a great guy, and I highly recommend Zach.
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Posted by Susie | May 3, 2017
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Professional and Compassionate
All divorces are complicated but mine also involved a criminal aspect. Zach was able to help me through both with the utmost compassion, intelligence and professionalism. I was impressed by how he managed dealing with the added aspect of this case while doing an impeccable job handling the divorce. He guided me to other sources when appropriate without overcomplicating. He was very good about explaining each and every detail throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend Zach to a friend. He's trustworthy, sharp and efficient.
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Posted by Janet | August 30, 2016
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Professional, Intelligent, Compassionate
Zach Fruchtengarten guided me through a challenging divorce with a high level of professionalism, grace and poise. He handled my best interest through the course and always reflected what was best for our children. I truly believe he allowed me to move through this event with success and provided me a chance to start a new chapter in life.
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Posted by Lacy | April 21, 2011
Excellent Service
Zach took over my divorce case after my then current lawyer was unresponsive to my case. He made the transition very easy, kept me informed and was extremely professional. He had my case settled very quickly with the desired outcome. Although I'm sure he has several clients, he was always clear and accurate on the details of my case. I highly recommend Zach!
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2009
Steadfast Professionalism, Integrity + Advocacy
When I realized I needed a family law attorney, I called another legal professional whom I know and trust. He had fielded many calls like mine before, and had already done the homework for his clients, so he could make a sound recommendation. He suggested I contact Zach Fruchtengarten. The process of marital disentanglement can feel and be very complicated. Emotions run high. There is fear of the unknown. And one must make very important personal and financial decisions along the way that can have effects for a lifetime. From start to finish, Zach was a steadfast advocate for the best interests of me and my children. Zach’s approach was steady and grounded in integrity throughout the entire process. He was professional and respectful in every communication – every call, every letter, every interaction – while fervently supporting my interests. And Zach didn’t just “act” on my behalf. He took the time to listen. And I truly felt that he understood the details of my situation, and me as a unique individual. He knew when I needed information and exactly how to deliver it. He was clear and firm in providing professional guidance, but also compassionate. Both Zach (and Alison, Zach’s assistant) were there to provide support during this stressful personal time. This was truly priceless. While my financial situation was not complicated, Zach used his keen sense of business acumen to help me move through both the big picture financial decisions, as well as the multitude of minor details, that collectively, can have a big impact. Real estate issues. Dependency deductions. Child support. Life insurance. Summer camps. College education. The list goes on and on. No stone was left unturned. I obviously made investments in Zach’s time to help me move through these important matters, because I could not do it alone. And it was a very sound investment. Every interaction I had with the Gevurtz Menashe team was incredibly professional and courteous. They did not miss a beat. And everyone who goes through this process called divorce wants it to be over as quickly as possible. I was very fortunate to have Zach and his team working on my behalf. They were ALL incredibly responsive, and able to keep the process moving, so I could move on with parenting my children and start a new phase life. I am very grateful to have found Zach and Alison. Their professionalism was incredible and they were genuinely kind throughout such a very difficult time. I highly recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Rochelle | October 6, 2009
The Peace of Mind I So Desperately Needed
I came to Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe frustrated, terrified and more than ready to have someone in my corner to guide me through the legal process of divorce. Zach Fruchtengarten was the epitome of what I was looking for. He was always professional, supportive, and most importantly, realistic. I always knew he had my best interest in clear focus and his regular communication was a constant reassurance during a turbulent, aggravating time. His creative solutions to some pretty sticky situations were life-saving (or at least sanity-saving.) With some stellar behind-the-scene efforts from Paige DeMuniz and Allison Hummel, Zach was able to negotiate an equitable and fair settlement as well as a healthy parenting plan for me and my kids. The Gevurtz Menashe team gave me the peace of mind that I so desperately needed. Without hesitation, I would recommend Zach Fruchtengarten with Gevurtz Menashe.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe P.C.
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Oregon
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Associations

  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyers Oregon Rising Stars 2008
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Oregon State Bar Family Law CLE
  • Supplement on Jurisdiction and Procedure
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Zachary
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Zach is a person of integrity and a great attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is a driven advocate who provides exceptional client service and reliably delivers excellent results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is as good a family lawyer as you will find in the city. He is smart, experienced and dedicated. He is a strong and professional advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zach. He is a well-respected, smart and dedicated lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Zach is an excellent family lawyer. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Zach is smart and professional. If you have questions or concerns on complex family law matters, especially those involving business valuation issues, Zach is the guy to call. I know I do."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Zach cares greatly about his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Portland Divorce and separation Lawyer Zachary Fruchtengarten
Zachary Fruchtengarten
Divorce and separation Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 22 years